09.02.12

3rd Annual Essence: ‘Black Women In Music’ Event

Some of music’s biggest stars were in LA on Wednesday night for Essence’s 3rd Annual “Black Women in Music” event.

Kelly Rowland: The singer, who is nominated at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, was the guest honour, alongside former Universal Motown president, Sylvia Rhone. Kelly chose a one-shoulder, asymmetrical Alberta Ferretti gown in a stunning tangerine colour. Gold Lorraine Schwartz accessories and diva-worthy curls complete the look.

Michelle Williams: Kelly’s fellow former Destiny’s Child member was there to support her friend. Michelle was not afraid to show off her extremely fit body in a skintight mini dress with leather and sequin embellishments, paired with ombre mermaid waves.

Eve: Before joining Kelly onstage for a surprise performance, rapper Eve walked the red carpet in a chartreuse gown, worn with large coral earrings. This ladylike look is something new for the woman known to show off her paw-print-tattoo-boasting cleavage. The rapper looks completely lovely, although I do wonder if she can see anything, thanks to those long bangs.

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10 Responses to 3rd Annual Essence: ‘Black Women In Music’ Event

  1. mm February 9, 2012 at 23:07 #

    I didnt recogonize Eve. I like Michelle’s dress and sandals. Kelly pls stop wearing those wigs!

  2. Katey February 9, 2012 at 23:36 #

    Thank you FC! I love this post!!! :)

  3. mandy February 10, 2012 at 00:01 #

    Did Kelly get her inspiration from Beyonce?

  4. mol February 10, 2012 at 00:10 #

    Kelly looks great, my favorite one.

  5. EmmaWoodhouse February 10, 2012 at 01:54 #

    Ugh…I don’t like any of them. Kelly is the best, but I don’t like that shade of orange.

  6. Alina February 10, 2012 at 10:59 #

    Kelly looks beautiful. The best I’ve seen her look in a looong time.

    • dee February 10, 2012 at 13:48 #

      I agree.

  7. robbie February 10, 2012 at 17:45 #

    all 4 of them look tragic.

  8. andrea February 10, 2012 at 19:34 #

    What the heck is Sylvia Rhone wearing, moon couture? Janet Jackson’s old Rhythm Nation costumes? Kelly looks overdone, Michelle looks like a wax statute and Eve looks beautiful, love the chartreuse against her skin and the boxy clutch.

  9. Tiffany Nicole February 10, 2012 at 21:15 #

    Sylvia Rhone: the answer is NO!
    Kelly: sensational color, but something about the draping near the bottom of the dress leaves me wanting more.
    Michelle: overall, a fine look. Something intangible is a miss. Perhaps she isn’t carrying the look. Fiercer hair, less pageanty-pose.
    Eve: great color, just doesn’t seem to fit you. Dress seems oddly bulky, too. I think I like the shoe if that’s some kind of funky wedge or heel.

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